Remember what we always hear: it's a bad thing to think of a ballplayer with your eyes wide open with awe.
We're told if you insist on keeping your eyes wide open, do so knowing nothing is as it appears. Looking at life, let alone a ballplayer, with anything other than eye on "reality" and with calculation, is misplaced.
Seriously kids, save that for when you're an adult.
Those things take care of themselves. When you're 10, be 10 – not a jaded cynic five times older. There's no reason to rush it.
The boy in the photo is Joseph, one of our three wide-eyed sons. The man is Joseph's Hank Aaron.
A few late summer days in Erie included our attending a SeaWolves' game. Joseph loves to seek autographs and after a staffer kindly...